10 November 2011


Not much has been going on of interest lately, hence the rather sparse blog. Nao and I are coping with the winter blues, combined with a mountain of jewellery and shop things to get done before the big 'C' looming, so we are looking a little glum.
Anyhow, one way to cheer us up is to spend money! So off we trotted to the West-End to see what we could find to put a smile on our faces.
We went to the much talked about 'Anthropologie'. Although normally the more people go on about something, the less interested I become, but we were curious what was so good about it.
Well, I have to say I did enjoy browsing that huge shop, and although not much tickled my fancy in the end, I did spot this lovelyglass whale bauble. Bit pricey, but if it makes me happy then it's got to be worth it right?
I love its cheeky grin and glittery blow-hole {that sounds really rude, apologies}.

we couldn't resit popping into Liberty of course, no West-End trip would be complete! Nao purchased some rather fine aftershave, its smells gorgeous and even comes with his name printed on the bottle {if you look very close!} wowsers, we were sold!

I found some nice battery fairy lights from Muji for the van, although they are little blue/white colour, I am planning to put them into paper lined jam jars and use as table lamp whilst camping.

we have also been to quite a few markets lately, I bought loads of stuff, and these are a mere smidgen of the batch. Most of them are for the Bucket Tree, which I am not sure if will get the chance to upload before xmas, I'll keep yous posted on that!

This little fella will help put many smiles on my face this winter ; )

Yesterday, Nao assembled this cardboard theatre {instead of doing the accounts!}

We are going to use it for display in our Rust shop somehow.

it is Cinderella, and even comes with the script.

Plimsoll is just happy with the tissue paper left over...

so next time I see yous here, I hopefully will have a huge pile of perfectly finished jewellery, and accounts all up to date!
hmmm....now wheres that cork screw gone?...


  1. Oh my, what a handsome whale you've beached!
    Love the little cork screw fella as well, always nice to have a little helper doing the hard work. :)

  2. Plim is just like our Popples. So obsessed with anything that crinkles and makes noise like paper :)

  3. My mother-in-law gave me the same whale ornament for Christmas last year. I love him so much that I keep him on display all year round!

  4. That is such a beautiful card theatre! I had one just like it as a child, but didn't appreciate it even nearly enough. (But I definitely would have played with it any day over doing accounts!) And those pictures of Plimsoll are a-dor-a-ble.

  5. Adore the cork screw. The whale is pretty fine too.

  6. i liked this mish-mash post (in a good way) very much

  7. You find the best little trinkets.I love the tiger picture you found

  8. I feel for you heading into winter as I remember doing the same while while wearing woolly socks and reading some of my favourite bloggers doing spring and summer celebrationary stuff.

    Curled up under a handmade blanket with a glass of wine often worked for me. An approach our cat particularly liked. And candles, which you've already got covered.

  9. I have the full set that the bottle-opener goes with. It belonged to my grandmother. Here's a photo: http://instagr.am/p/Tog5C/. The corkscrew sits in the round base (which is labelled "Mr Bartender"). Around it sit 6 cocktail sticks with little wooden balls on top painted with polkadots. I presume they're to stick the olive in your martini (etc.). On the base it says Made in Japan. I absolutely love it, both because it is a memento of my grandmother and because - obviously - it is so *cute*. I do not know where she got it, unfortunately, but she had a lot of Japanese and Japanese-inspired things from the late 1950s/early 1960s in her house.

  10. this post makes it official - i'm a junkaholique-aholic!
    my favorite smell, a pop up theater, that whale ornament, oh, and the jewlery!
    you make me happy.
    happy jewelry making!

  11. that paper theatre is to die for!

  12. Oh, I adore the tiger picture. Hope you´ll be selling it!

  13. Nathalie14.11.11

    Oh, Plimsoll is adorable! Lovely photography! Anthropologie is definitely on my 'must visit when I get over to London' list, but it seems safer to stay away :-)

  14. Hi there!!!
    omg.. thanks a lot Artemis... i saw it on decor8....
    this is the link: http://decor8blog.com/2011/07/01/junkaholique-sheds/

    Nice to read you btw !!!!

    and love your work too!!



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